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Days later, that prompted a wave of protests and demonstrations by NFL teams during the national anthem.

The president provoked outrage in the National Football League (NFL) after he suggested players who failed to stand during the U.S. anthem should be sacked.

She was showing solidarity with then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who knelt for the anthem in protest against racial injustice and police brutality. The players in the front kneeled and the players in the back remained standing, setting off a round of boos at University of Phoenix Stadium. That request came after some football players were seen kneeling during the national anthem.

"To me this is something that has to change and when there's significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent and this country represents people the way that its supposed to I'll stand", Kaepernick says. Period. If they don't appreciate where they're at. what got them where they're at?

Jones said no promises were made to Trump about the team's future actions during the anthem, even though that's how some interpreted the tweet.

Brian Stelter of CNN reported some players who knelt last week stood this time "out of respect for our country and military, not out of respect for Trump". They then stood and locked arms during the anthem.

According to the poll, 49 percent of respondents don't agree with athletes expressing their political opinions during the Star Spangled Banner, compared to 43 percent who think it's the right thing to do. "But I'm not quick to rush to judge somebody who wants to do something different".

Those words are the targets of protesters, not the flag itself, nor the anthem.

This is something the rest of the NASCAR ownership should follow. He stood with his first raised as the anthem was raised. However, drivers like Earnhardt try to keep that divide from growing.

Yes, every person living in America has a right to protest, and those protests can be by marching with a large group or standing on a stage and exercising your right by freedom of speech. They were really under pressure to basically in many cases kneel at the flag. There is no need to make statements that are simply un-American. "Negative and disrespectful comments suggesting otherwise are contrary to the founding principles of our country, and we do not support those comments or opinions".

"I'm going to leave that all in the past", Bryant said.

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